Good at­ten­dance at Stanstead Job Fair

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Vic­to­ria Vanier Stanstead

Therewere over 120 vis­i­tors at last week’s Job Fair, in Stanstead. “The Len­noxville Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Cen­tre was there and they signed up eight people to try their stu­dent-for-aday ac­tiv­ity. The com­pa­nies there re­ceived in­ter­est­ing re­sumés and asked to be in­vited again next year,” com­mented Joanne La­je­unesse McKay, the town’s De­vel­op­ment Agent. Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from Cham­plain Col­lege and JobLinks also at­tended.

Ms. La­je­unesse McKay also wanted to men­tion that women should con­sider jobs within the gran­ite in­dus­try more of­ten, and not just as sec­re­taries or re­cep­tion­ists. “There are good jobs to of­fer in Stanstead, in buy­ing and sell­ing, in­ter­est­ing jobs. Those jobs can be done by women, even CNC

oper­a­tors can be women. Gran­ite De­sign is very open to hir­ing women for those kinds of jobs. If we want to keep the young people here, it’s im­por­tant that the girls re­al­ize that there are good jobs for them, too, in the gran­ite in­dus­try.”

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